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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: brō′mēn, -min

Definition: A nonmetallic, reddish, volatile, liquid element; atomic no. 35, atomic wt. 79.904; valences 1–7, inclusive; it unites with hydrogen to form hydrobromic acid, and this reacts with many metals to form bromides, some of which are used in medicine.

[Fr. brome, bromine, fr. G. bromos, stench]

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